Stan was born April 16, 1937, in Mt. Victory, Kentucky, to Vola Nelson Meece and Nettie Frances (Edwards) Meece. His family moved to Cincinnati in 1942, and then to Lockland, Ohio, in 1947, where he attended grade school. He moved to Lebanon, Indiana in 1951 and attended Lebanon High School where he graduated in 1956. On June 25, 1961, Stan married Janet Louise Strychalski in Lebanon. Stan and Janet were faithful members of Walnut Street Baptist Church for many years and led the teens ministry where they were instrumental in leading several young people to Christ. He also served as the Sunday School Superintendent which he very much enjoyed. Stan was employed at Martin’s Gas from 1961 – 1970. He then worked at Ace Hardware from 1970 – 1979 where he truly was the “Helpful Ace Hardware Man.” He was in the heating and cooling industry for several years working for one of his favorite cousins, Hilman Bray, before becoming the City Building Inspector in 1987. It was here that Stan found his niche! He made a name for himself and came to be known rather affectionately as the “B.I.” He loved recounting stories from those days right up until the end and often enjoyed telling how he would threaten to “call the city boys” if someone did not comply with the results of his inspection. Stan retired in 2007 after 20 years of service. It is not uncommon for people around the community to still talk about how he made sure they had heat or air conditioning or that he did an inspection for them when they moved into their home or business. Stan tirelessly served others and enjoyed being a member of the Boone County Disaster Committee where he was able to travel to Waveland, Mississippi to help with clean-up following hurricane Katrina.

Stan was a down-to-earth and humble man who enjoyed the simple things… time with his family (especially his grandchildren), telling his children (all the time!) how proud he was of them, rides in the country, southern gospel music, a good cup of black coffee, watching westerns, woodworking, fishing, giving compliments, a pot of vegetable soup, recalling memories of his younger days, and helping others – always… helping others. He was well-known and very well-loved by most everyone who knew him. He was a modest man, and his family likes to joke that they never saw him without a shirt or socks and never saw him wear a pair of shorts. He was never heard uttering even the most benign curse word. As a teenager, he took one sip of beer (under severe duress from his buddies) and got sick! He lived by his values and was untarnished and unmoved by what the world values. He was most recently a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and took his commitment to his marriage and his faith in Jesus seriously, and he taught his children to love Jesus as well. Many, many people have shared that Stan was one of the kindest, generous, and most loving men they knew.

In the quiet early morning hours of November 5, 2022, Stan passed gently into the presence and waiting arms of his Savior Jesus while surrounded by family. He fought a very long and hard fight against numerous and complicated health issues that would not let up, and he did it with grace – all while continuing to give his best to care for Janet He will be unbelievably missed. Stan was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shelba Osborne. He is survived by his wife, Janet; his daughter, Jenny Drye (Steve), of Fishers, Indiana; his son, Todd Meece, of Atlanta, Michigan; four grandchildren, Micailah Davis (Andrew), Madelyn Miller (Eric), Kenyon Meece (Grace), and Mallory Mack (Jalen); two step-granddaughters, Maggie and Molly Drye; three great-grandsons, Andrew John Davis (“AJ”), Jordan Davis, and Jackson Davis; two great-granddaughters, Lainey Davis and “Baby Miller” to be announced soon. He is also survived by his sister, Judi Waggoner, of Nineveh, Indiana, and numerous other family members who love him dearly.

A visitation for Stan is planned for Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, with visitation one hour prior. All are invited to attend and honor Stan. A graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

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